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A suspected “lone wolf” gunman sparked the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history when he opened fire … Read More

A small Waiheke security company has rubbed shoulders with the giants of the industry at the annual New Zealand Security … Read More

The security value of CCTV surveillance systems has been reinforced over the past month with five shoplifting incidents … Read More

The winners for the 2017 Security Industry Awards are:
(In order of presentation)

2017 Security … Read More

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What is the recipe to an engaged and empowered workforce? It has a lot to do with how … Read More

An armed robbery in Hastings on Friday has left neighbouring businesses worried.
The aggravated robbery at Stortford … Read More

A Rotorua-born technology initiative lets Android smartphone users raise the alarm and get help if they are in … Read More

Recent research revealed about one in three people in New Zealand have experienced a burglary.
A shocking … Read More

Almost 3000 victims of retail theft – including armed robberies – have come forward to Northland police in … Read More

Robbers armed with guns entered a bar, threatened staff and forced customers to lie on the ground.

Counties Manukau acting Detective … Read More

A rash of robberies at Tauranga dairies, service stations and liquor stores the past month have police pursuing leads and … Read More

Police appear to have broken a major burglary ring targeting homes in Christchurch’s north-west suburbs.

Eighty-three houses have been burgled in … Read More

Another aggravated robbery.

Another shop owner left traumatised, possibly injured and definitely out of pocket.

This type of offending is on the … Read More

At least 19 people are dead and 50 more are injured after a suspected suicide bomber targeted children leaving a … Read More

One of the owners of the Waipukurau bar targeted by thieves twice on the same day says the two crimes … Read More

An unprecedented “ransomware” cyberattack that has already hit tens of thousands of victims in 150 countries could wreak even more … Read More

A new system will automatically trace the location of a caller when they dial 111 from their mobile phone – … Read More

The latest victims of an armed robbery say they are living in a state of fear.

A friend of the victims, … Read More

Palmerston North police are asking people to be on the alert for discounted cigarettes after the Rangiora Mini Mart was … Read More


Retail New Zealand is calling on the Government to set up a police taskforce to combat retail crime and introduce … Read More

Three men have been arrested following a violent robbery at an Auckland liquor store, while community leaders met to discuss … Read More


The British-born man who killed three and injured 29 in Westminster yesterday was a middle-aged career criminal called Khalid Masood.

The … Read More


Man shot by police as he tries to access Palace of Westminster
Attacker mowed down up to … Read More


CCTV footage has emerged showing the terrifying moment a suspected Islamic extremist grabbed a female soldier from behind at Paris’ … Read More


A Kaikohe grandmother has reported her own mokopuna after recognising him in CCTV footage of group of rampaging youths trying … Read More


A security guard has been caught on camera shooting a bank robber dead after the criminal threatened customers and tellers … Read More


A 17-year student has been arrested after opening fire in an A-level college in Grasse on the French Riviera, injuring … Read More


A entire city block has been evacuated and the Wellington District Court is in lockdown because of a bomb scare.

Police … Read More


Police have released CCTV footage of a car leaving an Auckland quarry, where a young woman woke up to find … Read More


A dramatic video of a fight on Hamilton’s main street has emerged online showing security staff brawling with punters in … Read More

Five people have been seriously injured after a group shot at each other in a Whangarei carpark last night.

All five … Read More


Two men have been arrested in an incident tonight involving armed police.

The New Zealand Herald was sent photos tonight of … Read More

Thieves have smashed their way into a Thames bottle store for a few bottles of booze.

Police are investigating the smash and grab at … Read More


A man has been arrested in connection to the attempted abduction of a woman in Eden Terrace.

A police spokeswoman said … Read More

Two people have been stabbed in an aggravated robbery at a Domino’s in Christchurch.

The stabbing occurred just after 10pm yesterday … Read More

Police are investigating after a security guard at South Dunedin’s Ministry of Social Development service centre was assaulted yesterday.

Police were … Read More


The Nelson region has experienced the largest spike in burglaries in the country, increasing by 52 per cent in a … Read More

Waikato Police are searching for David Wayne Thompson, who is deemed dangerous and should not be approached.

Police said anyone who … Read More

Rotorua police are investigating the theft of several firearms.

The firearms include pistols and semi-automatic rifles.

Police are concerned over where the … Read More


Burglars whacked a Waikato homeowner unconscious with a wooden knife block during a early morning break-in.

Police are still searching for the … Read More

A Ngaruawahia dairy owner retreated to protect his family when three men stormed into his shop armed with a pistol, … Read More

Two people have been shot in an attempted armed robbery at a berry farm in Whakatane.

Senior Sergeant Mark van der … Read More

It was a warm day in mid-January when a lanky New Zealander and his Swiss mate cast off the ropes … Read More

A federal police officer has been shot inside the Melbourne CBD headquarters.

“An AFP member has been taken to hospital as … Read More

A Dunedin mother took her two sons on a family outing with a difference – to commit a burglary.

The youngest … Read More

Police fear opportunist thieves may target a North Canterbury region hit by a power cut today.

A power cut is affecting … Read More

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The legal regulations for video surveillance vary widely from country to country. The international association of public transport, … Read More

Three men wearing balaclavas and armed with metal bars made off with cash in a brazen robbery of a McDonald’s … Read More

Hamilton police have closed off part the city’s CBD around Centre Place.

Two young women were on the roof of Centre Place … Read More

A security guard has posted a video which shows him being dragged across the ground as he attempts to stop … Read More

The driver who deliberately mowed down pedestrians in a busy Melbourne shopping mall – killing four, including a 10-year-old child, … Read More

A sawn-off shotgun has been used to rob a Christchurch tavern overnight.

Detective Andrew Owens said a man armed with a … Read More

More than $1 million will be spent on security bollards at Parliament that have caught out innocent drivers.

Labour MP Trevor … Read More

Police have released a CCTV image of a suspect in a burglary turned arson attempt on the Shirley St Albans … Read More

The head of an exam board is warning that undetected qualifications fraud in the security industry is becoming a … Read More

Tourists have been caught up in a deadly shooting at an electronic music festival in Mexico, which left at least … Read More


A Taranaki petrol station attendant chased a would-be robber away this morning, despite being threatened with a knife.

A man with … Read More

A common stereotype of fraudsters is that they are psychopaths. That fraudsters are considered manipulative, callous and remorseless is understandable, … Read More

Police are investigating an aggravated robbery at the Huapai Golf Club north of Auckland last night.

Three men, two armed with … Read More

A would-be burglar was run down by police in a paddock thanks to the extra efforts of an early morning … Read More

Rotorua police are keen to hear from anyone with information about a recent early morning motorcycle shop burglary.

Patterson O’Connor Motorcycles, … Read More

Police have been called to Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison following a bomb threat.

A police spokesman said they received the call about 9.30am.

The … Read More

Media coverage of cybersecurity usually focuses on mega data breaches (i.e. Yahoo) and large-scale attacks such as the Dyn DDoS … Read More

The shops are super busy and, depending on which hemisphere you live in, it’s either time to turn on the … Read More

A security expert is calling for more scrutiny of foreign students coming here to study.

It follows the gunning down of … Read More

Rotorua security guard Rangi Hurihanganui had two paths – life as a gang member or one in a good career … Read More

Built by South Korean firm Hyundai Heavy Industries, the new tanker is expected to be delivered in 2020 at a … Read More

Prime Minister John Key has unveiled plans to spend $22.2m from this month’s Budget on a unit to battle cybercrime … Read More

Four people have had to be rescued from cars trapped by flooding in Porirua this morning…. Read More

Police Minister Judith Collins and the police have spoken out against claims that community stations in Auckland and the rest of … Read More

A Rotorua liquor store has beefed up its security after a man threatened staff and swung a hammer at its … Read More

The latest robbery, at Waihi’s Mobil service station, occurred in the early hours of the morning…. Read More

This week the Herald will investigate burglaries across the country in the most in-depth series on the subject ever done … Read More


The University of Otago is eyeing up more CCTV for Dunedin’s student quarter, following confirmation it was behind a camera watching a popular party street.

A … Read More

We are entering an era where billions of devices will be able to collect and transmit data via the internet, … Read More

The traffic signal fault in Christchurch which caused significant delays this morning in the CBD has now been fixed.

Originally thought … Read More

With the rapid advancement of video surveillance technology and its ancillary solutions, how can end-users and integrators realize the full … Read More

Burglars are nearly four times more likely to break in to Kiwi homes when people are at work or home … Read More

Ashburton’s mayor says the violent deaths of two WINZ workers in the town does not represent who they are as … Read More

An Islamic book store in Brisbane has been raided by Australian Police today and two men taken into custody.

Officers are … Read More

A man caught with a slug gun near a Tauranga Work and Income office this morning told police he intended … Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration is reiterating its belief that there is no immediate threat of an attack in the … Read More

Every Kiwi is being watched, rebel American intelligence analyst tells town hall audience of 1700, but Prime Minister strongly denies … Read More

Ashburton’s mayor says the violent deaths of two WINZ workers in the town does not represent who they are as … Read More

It was midday when Cornel Maree’s neighbours hit the panic button.

Maree’s home was under attack from three men who had … Read More

WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has dispatched 20 U.S. military personnel to the Central African Republic to help reopen the … Read More

Security has been ramped up at the Masterton Work and Income office after the shotgun killing last week of Winz … Read More

The New Zealand Security Association says most security guards are not trained to deal with the threat of armed offenders.

Click … Read More

Pro-Russian fighters believed to be hampering chaotic attempts to recover bodies from MH17 wreckage. Emergency workers say passengers’ property has … Read More

There have been growing concerns over the security of the crash site of Malaysia Airline Flight MH-17.

Malaysian officials are outraged … Read More

Unlicensed security company fined
A security company has to pay $12,600 after it was convicted in the Auckland District Court today … Read More

A city-wide surveillance network of CCTV cameras is being stitched together in Auckland as the forerunner of a national system … Read More

Officers failed to find the writings and legally purchased guns of filmmaker’s son.

A New Zealand woman has been caught in … Read More

Police say possibilities of what happened to Blessie Gotingco are “limitless”.

At a press conference this afternoon Detective Senior … Read More